Wolfgang Van Halen is an American guitarist who is well-known as the bassist of the hard rock band Van Halen since 2006. He is the son of famous guitarist Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli and also the nephew of Alex Van Halen, Van Halen’s drummer. Wolfgang joined the metal band Tremonti in 2012 as is bassist and left the band in 2017. He is also the youngest member of the Van Halen band. Scroll down to find more information about the life, career, and net worth of Wolfgang Van Halen in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Wolfgang William Van Halen was born on March 16, 1991, in Santa Monica, California, the United States to Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli. His father named him Wolfgang in homage to the greatest composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Wolf initially was attracted by the drums and started playing it when he was nine on his own and was occasionally taught by his uncle Alex. After some time he was lured by the guitar and began taking guitar lessons. Wolf once stated in an interview that he only knew that his dad is a famous guitarist after seeing him on a CD cover. He completed his high school in 2010.
Wolfgang’s personal life and relationship status are yet to be disclosed by him, and there has also been no dating rumor about him. So most probably as of now, Wolfgang Van Halen is still single.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Hailing from a musical family, Wolf was naturally attracted to music at quite a young age, and he started to participate with Van Halen since his teenage days actively. He accompanied the band in its 2004 tour and gave occasional stage performances with his dad. His father announced in 2006 that Wolfgang would replace Michael Anthony as the band’s bassist and his first tour with the band as its official bassist was in 2007.
Wolfgang’s debut album with Van Halen was A Different Kind of Truth, which was released in 2012. In 2013, he became the bassist of the heavy metal band Tremonti replacing Brian Marshall. His second album with Van Halen was a live album titled Tokyo Dome Live in Concert which was released in 2015. The same year his first album with Tremonti titled Cauterize was released followed by his second album with the band Dust in 2016. Wolfgang is currently working on his solo album.
Net Worth & Earnings
Being the youngest member of the Van Halen and having spent five years with the Tremonti, the young bassist has managed to amass a huge fortune which is quite remarkable for his age. Though his salary and earnings are not yet revealed, his net worth is $12 million.
Wolfgang Van Halen is enjoying an incredible career right now with Van Halen, and the young guitarist is expected to achieve more success in the future given to his talent and the presence of his guiding father.